Like the name suggests, Salsa Cubana has its origin in Cuba. There it formed from a combination of Son, Cha-Cha-Cha and Rumba and became the dance of the less wealthy population.
Today in Switzerland you can find Salsa parties all over the place, including Salsa Cubana. In this course we will not only teach you how to do figures, but also what the music is composed of, how you move your whole body to the rhythm and most importantly, how to enjoy the whole combination. Next to the dance, we will also try to teach you the relaxed atmosphere of cuba so that you'll be ready at all times to dance and enjoy.
Welcome to Salsa Cubana 1!
Salsa Cubana has got it all: phenomenal music, diverse rhythm patterns and a rich historical and cultural background, which is brought to you throughout the lyrics. You only need some basic steps to start dancing as a couple and then learn any of the playful, slightly rotating figures, which are typical for Salsa Cubana. This dance opens the door to related Cuban dance styles like Son, Rumba or the group dance called “Rueda de Casino”. Salsa Cubana provides the Caribbean feeling we are all longing for - so come, and dance with us!
In course 1 you will be introduced to the basic steps and the counting system of Salsa Cubana. You will learn to move in open and closed basic as a couple. Furthermore, we will show you “dile que no” and “dile que si” to switch elegantly between the basic patterns. You will also learn to do “enchufla” (left turn) and “enchufla para siempre” (multiple left turns).